Kayak on the water, paddling trips

Sunday, April 30, 2006

American bittern

Weather : Sunny
Wind (km/h) : N 5
Temp. : 21 °C

Location : Îles de Boucherville, Québec, Canada

The sun was warm, the breeze was cool. Trees budding, tractors burning, motorboats buzzing and hormones raging. Although the water level is still high we see a difference between yesterday. The beach is a couple of inches.

We enter a canal that is usually all marsh, on one side it is the golf course on the other a bike path. We snack on a Snickers and startle an American Bittern. The bird lifts it head towards the sky, as he does so he melts into the marshy background and becomes invisible.

Geese & Ducks in coupling season. The frenzy of finding a mate, building a nest, feeding and resting. A fascinating film in 3-D.

A perfect day!


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